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governor to decide. >> reporter: a flick of the switch could save money. virginia governor bob mcdonald may give state employee as four day workweek. >> i wish i could do that. >> reporter: that's four ten hour days with fridays off. >> what is it supposed to prove? >> reporter: they are saying it would save money. >> yeah, right. i don't believe that. >> reporter: in richmond, the department of planning and budget estimates it would save about $3 million, half of it in energy costs. the state of utah implemented a four day workweek in 2008. they didn't save as muchpredict now a spokesman for the state of utah told me that when they implemented the four day workweek they were surprised to say that they saved money in overtime. their theory is that when people working a longer day they are watching the clock. and after the minutes tick by and their time is over, they are ready to go. >> we actually work an extra hour during the summer so get out half days on friday. i don't want to stay any time after the nine hours we are there during the week. >> people get really tired and cr
. >>> for the first time in nearly 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. theresa lewis' execution was the first after woman in the united states in five years. she was convicted of arranging the killings of her husband an stepson to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payment. both the trigger men were sentenced to life in prison. one committed suicide in jail back in 2006. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis is the 1th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was a 17-year-old virginian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. >>> police have made an arrest in the murder of a d.c. waiter and college student neil godleski. he was shot to death while riding home from work last month. police believe the killer was 17-year-old eric f
today. virginia's governor and u.s. supreme court have refused to intervene in this case and this is not the woman we're talking about right now. lewis is being executed for the 2002 murder-for-hire killings of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> virginia governor indicated in richmond this afternoon that he wants to fast track big highway improvement projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010,
to maryland and virginia. a state of emergency is already in effect in both states. you can see why when you take a look at the winds out there. >> about >> the good new is it is dragging the worst of its energy away from us. we'll still get gusty winds along the beaches. >> this was a major hurricane yesterday. let's get to t i'll show you the satellite-radar. again, the eye never making landfall although it is brushing the coast of the carolinas up into southern maryland here and southeast maryland as we speak. rain bands as you can see, most impressive, very heavy rain. we've got wind gusts reported up to about 70 miles per hour earlier this morning in cape hatteras. i mentioned it is pushing off to the north and east. it is getting kind of stretched out now. you can see it getting dragged there to the north and east and away from the washington area. the cloud shield all the way back into western maryland and western virginia and that will kind of get pushed out too. so hang in there. we'll have a left cloud cover and even some light showers. but later this afternoon, here in the washing
there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. satellite-radar picture, we've got mostly clear skies across the region at this hour. high pressure kind of controlling thing this is morning. there will be a couple of clouds here and there but we'll see mostly sunny skies during the course of the day today and as said, a warm-up for today. your planner looks like this. plenty of sunshine today, highs around 90 degrees or so. looking for a high in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. not bad at all for your tuesday, september 7th. we'll have more on the forecast coming up in just
was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
of the health care reform law. mike emmanuel has more. >> reporter: in a suburban virginia backyard, president obama marked the upcoming anniversary of health care reform and the implementation of the patient's bill of rights. the president was southbounded by about 20 people who believe health care reform was a good thing. >> part of the affordable care act that we can implement right now and will take effect -- is it today or tomorrow? tomorrow. francis knows. the most important patient's bill of rights that wave ever seen in our history. >> reporter: there was an effort to personalize the law including a woman with nonhodgkin's lymphoma. >> i was scared to death. it was how am i going to pay for these outrageous bills that are going to come our way. >> reporter: this is quite a contrast from six months ago when health care was celebrated with fanfare. critics say unlike the people at the president's event, most americans have yet to see any benefit from this law. >> the fact is that the average person doesn't really identify with that kind of a setting, very, very few people have experience
spanning several states including virginia is back in court. >> >>> it could be the vote that puts an end to don't ask, don't tell in the military. >>> with a likely change in the mayor's office, michelle rhee facing an uncertain few tour un-- uncertain few tour in the d.c. school system. >>> it is tuesday, september 21st, 2010. thank you for wake up with us. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad you're with us. we get a little cool start to the did i but it should turn out real nice. >> some of our viewers are in the 40s this morning so it is quite cool out there. many of new the 50s and some of you in the 1r0. so testimonies a little bit all over the place this morning but it will be a fine day today again. let's take a look at what the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport are. right now, it is 58 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity, 70%. winds are out of the north at six miles per hour. barometric pressure, 30.20. it has been on the rise generally speaking. we'll show you what you will see when you step outside this morning and t
two as they will reveal in springfield, virginia on thursday both parties, brian, as you know, need each other to get where they are going but at this point they were increasing signs that they are heading there in different directions. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> rip, the recession, an academic session confirms the recession ended in june of last year. the national bureau of economic research says the recession began in december 2007, ended 18 months later. that's the longest recession the country has endured since world war ii. most economists agree the recovery is moving slowly. president obama weighed in on the subject today. he says while the recession is technically over, many people in the country of course still hurting. president spoke earlier today on cnbc. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it's still very real for them. >> the president fielded questions during the town hall style meeting. he reiterated that he inherited a
in the low 80s and the upper 70s. as far as the beaches in virginia are concerned, virginia beach and to the south do be careful. we have got some rip currents to talk about. here is a look at the five day forecast. a pleasant week. a dry cold front moves through on wednesday. 90 degrees on hump day. we will be warning up. back to the low 80s again. the only concern is the dry conditions and the drought possibility out towards the highlands. other than that, enjoy your labour day week. >> back to you. >> how well can you work a lassoo? >> you are watching a big group of mexican charros beating for a world record. they showed their skills at the rope for three minutes straight. organizers say this is a fun way to show off mexico's most traditional customs. this event is part of an event that draws cowboys from all over the world. >> the ter ps are preparing for their game tomorrow. >> lindsay murphy on deck. >> do you think the huskies will learn how to lasoo those cowboys? >> i like that. >> they had to cut players to get down to their 53-man roster limit. some will be members of
and pronounced dead at the hospital. >> the news edge in virginia. a mother died. the community is still hurting tonight and on wednesday morning, the family's townhouse caught fire. the mother was able to save three of the children but died with two of the sons, her 5- year-old and 8-year-old whole going -- going back for them. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mother and her kids are like her. beautiful, family, good people. >> they made a big impression on everyone. they were always out here playing with my son and with all the kids riding bikes. it hit home. >> tonight's vigil was not only to honor the lives lost but to pay tribute to a man who was a hero and caught the three surviving children from allie when she tossed them out the window and they're all out of the hospital and with the father tonight. >>> the investigators know what caused the massive fire here. the man was throwing cigarettes into the mulch of potted plants. the fire is accidental and three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged by the flames on thursday. >>> the news edge covering maryland ton
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home bas
to open in just about a half hour at 5:00 a.m. >>> turning to sports now, a tough loss for the virginia tech hokies at fedex field. they fell to third ranked boise state 33-30. boise state scored the winning touchdown with just offer a minute remaining. >>> and the maryland terps held on to beat navy 17-14. straight ahead, we have weather, traffic and all of your morning news. good morning. we take a live look at the washington monument on this beautiful tuesday, september 7, 2010. hard to believe we are getting close to fall. certainly may not feel like it too much today but we'll get you through it. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it was a little warm yesterday. a little warm again today. it is supposed to be going into fall, right? >> well, that is typical of this time of year. we'll transition and it will feel like fall around here as we get into thursday and friday so enjoy the next couple of days if you hike the summertime heat, and i know a lot of people do. we'll talk temperatures. generally seeking, we are five to eight, 10
may be enjoying the long holiday weekend. but not workers at the dmv in virginia. a system glitch led to a failure and caused hundreds of renewal applications to pile up. 35,000 to 45,000 people were affected. now 14 service centers are open today, tomorrow and monday. the holiday hours are intended to help workers get through the backlog of applications. >>> the pre-season is over and that means the bench is getting a little lighter. the team is finding out who has got jobs if the coaching staff makes the final cuts to the roster today. lindsay murphy with what is out? >> maureen, the red skins made their cuts by 6 p.m. this evening but didn't release the roster moves until 7:40 p.m. so after playing the waiting game here is how the roster became the final 53 roster. willy parker is a 17 year vet who had 20 yards in three pre- season games. parker didn't show enough quickness to make the team. the other big name cut terrance austin who let the offense with ten catches, 146 yards and one td in the pre-season. austin was a 7th round pick this year. he could make the practice squad whic
save millions of dollars for virginia but is it really a good deal for state workers and people would rely on state services. >>> also check out myfoxdc.com with all the up to date results from last night's primaries. they are just a click away for you. it is now 5:22. ce >>> a proposal to save money in virginia could be a nice treat for employees. the commission is suggesting a four-day workweek for many state workers. >> that kind of change would have an impact on everybody in virginia, not just the employees. as beth parker shows us, the governor will now decide if this idea is a go. >> reporter: a flick of the switch could save money. virginia governor bob mcdonnell may give state employees a four- day workweek. >> i wish i could do that. >> that is four 10-hour days, fridays off. >> what it is supposed to prove? >> they are saying it would save money. >> yeah, right. i don't believe it. >> reporter: in richmond, the department of planning and budget estimates it would save about $3 million, half it in energy costs. state of utah implemented a four-day workweek in 2008. they didn'
. >>> a virginia community is mourning after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trainemwas found unresponsible at his home yesterday morning. he went to brentsville district high school. stills do say his death does not appear to be accidental. >>> our big story this morning a a white house shake-up on the horizon as rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his post and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is live outside the white house this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, steve. sources close to rahm emmanuel say he could make an announcement about his decision possibly as early as friday. there has been speculation about rahm emmanuel leaving his post. but once chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not run for office again in chicago, speculation over emmanuel's departure grew even more since it was an office he had long tried to attain. he had interest in running for the mayor of chicago for years. now, with daley deciding not to run again that opens up the playing field for him to
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
issued in maryland and nd virginia. we have ainthe latest on earl' track and live in ocean city as the resort towns prepare for the worst and the holiday ahead. ea >>> details on all of the stories coming up. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to
that were destroyed. >>> for the first time in nearly a century, a virginia woman has been executed. theresa lewis has been put to death by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in jarrett. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband an stepson, giving them sex and cash in exchange so she could collect a quarter million dollars in insurance money. she used her final statement to tell her husband's daughter she loved her and she was very sorry. >>> now, to a break in the murder of college student neil god left tski. police arrested a 16-year-old gang member yesterday. he was gunned didn't while riding his bicycle through sherman cycle. the suspect, eric for mansion 17 and is being charged as an adult. >>> the washington nationals are losing stan kasten. he was part are of a tbiewp to buy the nats. he at the time being he committed to staying with the team for five years. -- he was part of a group to buy the nationals. >>> very quiet out there. very calm. also very humid you will find as you walk outside today. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. let's get a
through homes in a northern virginia neighborhood thursday. the flames taking down three houses despite the best efforts of more than 100 firefighters. today we've obtained the 911 calls placed from tillett loop in manassas. fox 5's bob barnard with the worried voices behind the dramatic pictures of yesterday's fire. >> reporter: as soon as the first smoke and flames appeared, the calls started coming in. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in su you tell where the fire is? >> it looks like it's in the rear of the house. >> okay. like the deck or something? >> i can't tell. i'm down the street and i mean it's just plumes of black smoke now, the whole pretty much neighborhood getting engulfed in black smoke right now. >> reporter: a young man inside the house where the fire started was the first to call. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> come quick, come quick! fire, fire. >> reporter: it's the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas, his house the middle of three that would be eventually destroyed. >> what's on fire? >> my deck, my house! >> your house is on fir
. >> good and bad side. good side is the rain has broken upcoming ver he bored from her virginia to maryland. running into dryer slot of air in ennsylvania. but heevy rainfall over rich land and south of us. zoooing out the picture here. a little bigger view. carolinas, tornado watches issued down there. we could see it shifting up to our region for tomorrow afternoon.ú with pooential forrinstability in the atmosphere as we see the system move up. %-system, see the trough, activy is riding on. this troughhis just also associated withhthat area of low pressure riggt now, ccnsidered ttopical storm nicole that is spinning down there. and will continue to lose ú%rength through the overnight. but we do have also a low that issriding up tte frontal boundary, that is what the hhad of nicole, and this is what is helping to bridge the moisture rain into play in ouu neck of the woods. %-becomm a low itself, so thatd ú%ere will be two lows riding along the ffontal bouudary, through carolinas, virginia and %-so we have a flash flood watch througg the night tonight into ttmorrow. all for
-month-long investigation has led to the arrest of a lorton, virginia man accused of possessing pornography. police were tipped off by firefighters who went into the home to make sure a fire next door didn't spread. he is a wrestling official who work with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area. >>> bed buge been found in one of the most unlikely places, children's books. we're not talking about new york city. fox 5's will thomas tacks us to frederick, maryland for this one. -- takes us to frederick, maryland for this one. >> reporter: urbana public library. a thousand people a day pass through here but it is what a collection supervisor discovered outside in the book drop friday that prompted frederick county official to spring into action. >> we were especially fortunate because our circulation supervisor would was doing that task used to work in the hospitality industry so she was trainedded and looking for exactly this kind of bug. >> reporter: elizabeth cromwell is the community relations manager for frederick county libraries. bed bugs discovered in books? that is a first. >> i've bee
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
she died. so far, no motive or suspect in this one. >>> in manassas, virginia, a photographer was robbed and stabbed while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center yesterday morning. police say two people approached him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, police say they stabbed him. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it is not before the neighborhood but at the same time, it is shocking because i kind of thing this shouldn't happen. >> police caught one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. they are still looking for another person. the photographer is being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story this morning. blocking a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. senate republicans unanimously voted to block a bill that would have lifted the mull tri's ban on openly gay soldiers. the general chosen by president obama to lead the marine corps says he does not think that congress should lift the ban. he spoke on capitol hill just hours before the septa defeated the defense pol
in wisconsin. today, he will hold two more backyard vies knits iowa and virginia. >>> heavy rain trigger as a massive landslide. homes buried in mud and many people still missing. coming up next, we'll get new details on the situation some mexico. >>> ate - - >>> a tense situation at the eiffel tower in paris. details of what is being called a credible terrorist plot.  i love my curves. but the love i have for strawberry shortcake, red velvet cake and key lime pie, mmm, it threw a curve at my curves. so i threw it right back... with yoplait light -- strawberry shortcake, red velvet cake and key lime pie. 30 indulgent delicious flavors that satisfy my love for tasty treats. around 100 calories. zero fat. now i love my curves in all the right places. yoplait. it is so good. >>> nearly a dozen people are missing in two southland slides in southern mexico. those landslides are a result of days of heavy rain which caused a hillside to collapse on hundreds of unsuspecting residents. >>> al-qaeda plan ago attacks in europe but apparently the organization was stopped by intelligence officia
carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fredericksburg. 72 in winchester. we'll start the day with clouds but end the day with some sunshine. slight chance for some of the bands of rain associated with earl to get in here south and east of the city, best chance. 91 your daytime high. winds will be breezy out of the north and 10 to 15 miles per hour. more details coming up in just a minute. >> thank you. >>> we also want to go back out to north carolina. here is a look at the whipping winds and rain from earl. from here, the system is expected to head north hugging the east coast. will thomas spoke with people in ocean city, maryland about how they're getting ready for earl. >> reporter: night fall thursday, it became apparent conditions are deteriorating. and as earl moves closer, the waters of ocean city appear much of the maryland and del coastline become more dangerou
in virginia. the dmv was not able to issue driver's licenses for a week due to the failure. northrop grumman could end up paying penalties if the review find it was negligent leading to that crash. >>> a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own house and police think this speed bump is what sparked the deadly dispute. we'll explain why coming up next. >>> as you may think you're ordering from the light side of the menu, but how many karlies are you really -- calories are you realing consuming? >>> a quick check of our rundown, just a few of the stories we're following, not all. we'll be back in just a few. hang tight. >> it is fox 5 news edge at -- this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he
temperatures are here to stay. all the rain is out to the west, out towards west virginia. all of that run has to come pinwheeling through here during the morning hours and then we will get a break. later today, we'll see some sunshine. highs about 80 or so. 72 at reagan national. 70 in fredericksburg. 72 in ocean city. 68 in one chester. our highs will be in the low 80s. early clouds and some heavy rain. pockets of heavy rain. afternoon sun developing with winds out of the south. more details in just a minute. back to you. >> taking a look at our top stories, rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his position perhaps as early as friday. fox news reports that is when he will announce whether he will run for mayor of chicago. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a rapist this morning. early sunday morning, near some woods near high point drive in germantown, a woman says she was walking up frederick road when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. >>> a d.c. jump has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing chandra levy. the trial was spaced to begin next week but t
. the fire broke out in ran son, west virginia, near the charleston raceway. we have the details. >> it's really hot. >> the barn just like exploded, a loud noise and the flames were 40, 50 feet above the roof. within a minute and a half there was three barns on fire. >> reporter: donnie poper and a few others happened to be nearby when i a tower of flames lit up the darkness that normally blankets these west virginia stables, but instead of running away, poper and several others ran towards the burning buildings in an effort to save dozens of trapped and terrified race horses. >> you could hear the cries from the horses. they were just neighing at the top of their lungs. >> they were panicky. we just turned them loose and there was people that stopped their cars, not even horsemen, a lot of people from the casino. >> reporter: their bravery saved over 20 horses, but 27 perished. the fire chief said the 100- year-old barn that once stood here just burned too quickly to save most of the animals. >> heavy fire load, lots of straw, hay. there's nothing to stop it. once it was going it just
in baltimore. fredericksberg, virginia, at 56 degrees and in higers town it is 60 degrees at this hour. and here, not a cloud in the sky. clear skies across most of the area and a couple of clouds off to the south and east and we do not expect any precipitation today. after a cool start, mostly sunny. normal high would be 80 degrees and we're looking for a eye of 83 in the middle of the afternoon. that's a look at the weather. now another look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. >>> outer loop had yet another crash as traffic merges from 95 to the outer loop. outer loop delays from college park into silver spring, with 95 flowing south to the parkway. bwi is better source. past 9, the pace improves toward university boulevard. southbound 270 delays, and on and off the brakes from falls road toward the split. in virginia, no change here, northbound 95 jammed up in the main line out of woodbridge leaving the prince william parkway. slow traffic in springfield, 395 slow to seminary road. on route 1 delays to 123, traffic slows again toward fort belvoir. that's a check o
to the arrest of a lorton, virginia man. he is accused of possessing child pornography. police were tipped off by firefighters actually about the pornographic material in 51- year-old mark barget's home. they went into his home to make sure a fire next door hadn't spread. he is a wrestling official who works with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestling officials association releaseed a statement saying in part, these allegations have no connection to his duties as an independent contractor to our association and that the rules for bid an official be alone with any of the wrestlers without the presence of the coach or team. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigious cools was charged in a child sex abuse case but won't spend any time in jail. a judge sentenced robert peterson to 15 years i
. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia governor tim mccain join connolly going door- to-door to spread their message. a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we god knows have been trying. the only side's other answer is no. >> no. >> the candidates kick off the dmc grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this election year. >> still no cause after a truck slammed into a restaurant in false church. police say the driver lost control and collided into this meat in a box on south washington sending brick tumbling down and left the window cracked. no one was inside the restaurant and the driver we're told will be okay. >> the call to save a burning home in northeast washington, d.c. came too late. this is what firefighters saw when they arrived on the scene. show you that video. it was on minnesota avenue this morning. you can see flames shooting into the air. smoke pouring ou
virginia on friday. he may be travelling with the woman in a 2008 silver kia with the tag number 1ewb10. the vehicle is using a doughnut spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> just hours left for the mayor's office and the candidates are doing everything they can do to get out the votes. but while they shake hands, there is controversy swirling over claims that some early voters were promised gift cards. someone made a hidden camera video making the same allegations. the video was sent to us by a fenty supporter. but right now both candidates say they don't know who was involved and they are not sure how to respond exactly. here is more. >> well, who knows. i mean, we can't afix any responsibility. we can certainly no one in our campaign who has anything to do with any gift cards. and the person who was involved i think on the video said something about non partisan, right? >> it is my understanding the people in the giant parking lot handing out the gift certificates are affiliated with the gray campaign, whether they are paid staff, campaign volunteers, i don't know enough about i
fear in some residents in virginia. they say the smell of natural gas has been lingering for days and weeks now. roz plater is live with more. roz? >> reporter: maureen, the families are back in their homes and the fire crews just left. it was the second time they left and folks who live here say no one can seem to explain why this is happening, that'll have a tough time sleeping tonight. 5:30 in the evening, the odor of gas is strong and they shoulds called for help. the same scenario has played out. >> we called 911, we're scared for our lives and we don't feel like they're doing anything to help us. >> reporter: fueling their fear, the recent deadly gas explosion and fire near san francisco. >> we all made that connection that that could be us. >> the fire department responded to go door-to-door and using meters to check the level of gas in the homes. >> and we're all cautious and like to check what we can and if we're not detecting the gas on the meters, that makes it hard to find why it's coming from. >> and some tie it to new construction that began about the same time as th
details in a minute. back to you. >>> our top story this morning. in 12 hours the commonwealth of virginia will execute the first woman contact in a century. tearicea lewis was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in october of 2002. she wanted her family members dead so she could collect $250,000 in insurance. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight in jarrett. bob mcdonnell has declined a request for clemency by her lawyers. this would be the first execution of a woman in virginia since 1912. out of more than 1200 people put to death since capital punishment was reinstated back in 1986, only 11 have been women. >>> a community is mourning the loss of a mother and two young kids. fairfax county firefighters found their body on the second floor of a home. ally anderson was able to save her three other children. she handed them out to her uncle down below but she never returned when she went back for her other sons. there is a temporary memorial outside of the home. >>> an eviction in d.c. turned out to be a much bigger job
believe paul palmer is heading toward west virginia. he may be traveling with a woman in a 2008 silver kia spectra with tag number iewb 10. they are using a donut spare tire. >>> in iran it appears a captive hiker will come home soon. she will be released on half a million dollars bail but we don't know when. iran first announced she would rebe released to mark the end of ramadan and backtracked today. a senior prosecutor is confirming she'll be released for health reasons. she's been denied treatment for a lump in her breast. she still faces spying charges. >> we are as americans, to renew our sense of ommon purpose, to say that we denine the character of our country. >>> the president remembers the lives lost on 9/11. the president spoke in arlington where family members came together to celebrate the memories that live on. jennifer davis has the story. >> reporter: in the shadow of the pentagon under bright and sunny skies, the president and defense secretary joined 200 families to remember a day nine years ago when the world as we all knew it was forever changed. >> on a day much like
in the spotlight when it comes to immigration reform but a few leaders in virginia want the common commonwealth in on the law. >> reporter: the crash happened on august 1st. three nuns struck head-on. sister denise mozier died and two others were critically injured. it turns out the suspected drunk driver had two previous drunk driving convictions, was here illegally and facing deportation. we now know he was given a federal work permit, the document that allowed him to get a driver's license in the first place. prince william county police chief charlie dean wrote the department of homeland security saying, quote, i ask that this glaring gap in dhs policy be ended. the tragedy has reignited the fight over illegal immigration in the county after a crackdown that began three years ago. >> system is broken. >> reporter: chair cory stewart who is pushing for a statewide crack down said virginians can't count on the federal government. >> i don't expect dhs it do anything. they show no inclination to enforce the immigration laws, no inclination to deport criminal illegal aliens that pose a public s
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
say they're aware and ready. >>> hard to imagine, but the commute in northern virginia could soon get worse. the eye popping results of a traffic test completed before thousands of extra commuters cram into one very shawl space. >>> the judges table may look a lot different, but the local contestants are still as nervous as ever. we'll take you to the first round of idol auditions up in jersey next. ananiges ananiges words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wonder
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
comes from maryland. surrounding counties.3 county, they continue to rake it virginia, and control the >> but penn national claims first amendment rights to be invvlved with this particular referendum. >> weel, the official start off3 autumn is going to be officially hot. it sounds like. >> yeeh, here is hief meteorologist vytas reid with a look at the sky watch forecast. what do you say? >> beautiful day out thereú today. pleety of sunshhne. comfortable temperatures in the upper 70s, some lower 80s, south of us. but things will heat up as we go through the worr week. right now clear skies on h.d. radar.ú scan, and there is no3 precipitation out there. but that will change by wednesday night. it looks like we have currently 68 degrees downnown baltimore. 67 in d.c. comfortable 60 in hagerstown. mid 50s out there in western maryland. overnight tonight, we should drop down to 64 degrees. with clear skies. ú%will need them for the next couple of days. possibly arrive. much nneded rain. and then start to see the things as far as teeperatures are concerned, heat up quite a bit aroun
in -- or lived in arlington virginia and has a handgun permit also in viiginia. neighbors contacted in his neighborhood tell reporters pardus lived with his mother, ú%an davis, he loved her,,and 2 were very close. and appeared to be her sole caretaker. they do noted his mother and said that pardus did not want his 84-year-old mother to suffer. it is a sad story tonight. karen, thank you. just grateful that doctor though is expected to recover. good news. in all of this. now, the evacuation, all the police activity that was going on here just after 11:00 this mornnng. you can imagine the chaos and confusion that it caused here at this very busy medical institution. our kathleen cairns has more as people fear fodtheir lives this morning. >> trruble inside of johns hopkins hospital. >> 11:18 we got a page, shooter incident, it gave us the location and it said stay in your office. don't leave. >> there is a gunman, the hospital is in lockdown. >> go that way. >> the shootingghappened on the 8th floor. >> right now they say that he is locked in one of the rooms. >> some people are able to get
through, west virginia, west of the pittsbbrr. suburbs getting rain. this moves our direction, giving us a chance for stray showers. but it will breakup over the mountains, and we are left with as high pressure issdrying ouu the atmosphere. soowe wiil watch it push in. but a cooling affect behind the front as it comes in to play through the next couple of days. detailed lack at how it plays out in the forecast. and the cooler ttmperatures.3 coming our way n a bit. in the ssy watch forecast. >> the ravens are getting really ready to open the season monddy night and continue to add latest weapon, t.j. houshmanddadeh, be tonight he i3 including fellow vets masonnand bolden. in an accomplished and packed recciving core. ú%d he said he is here for only one reason. to win a superbowl. >> only 5 or 6 teams every year that have a legitimate shottto win the superbowl. and hat's just what people think. but you still have to go do it. this is one of the teams, even if i was not here, had a ssot. and so foo me to come here and them to accept me and want me on the team. you know, i am going to try
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